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Surgical Tech- Surgery Heart Team

CHRISTUS Health • Alexandria, LA

Posted 6 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Description

Surgical Tech ________________________________________________________________

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Surgery Technician, under the guidance of the Perioperative Registered Nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of the patient who comes under his/her care. Included within this assignment is the responsibility for insuring effective communication with the other O.R. team members, the patient, physician/surgeons, anesthesia providers and other ancillary departments. The Surgery Technician is trained in the delivery of age appropriate care by hospital policy. Performs assigned tasks in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, values, standards, policies and procedures.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:



1. SURGERY TECHNICIAN ROLE.



• Assists the circulating nurse in setting up room with instruments, supplies, and equipment needed for the surgical case.



• Checks surgeon's preference card for correctness.



• Performs scrubbing, gowning and gloving procedures according to departmental policies.



• Sets up sterile back table and trays with appropriate instruments and supplies based on surgeon's preference cards.



• Performs sponge, sharps and instrument counts with the circulating nurse according to department policy.



• Assists with draping of patients.



• Anticipates needs of surgeon during cases.



Identifies, prepares and passes instruments and supplies in an efficient manner.



• Maintains operative field in a sterile, neat and dry environment.



• Assists the circulating nurse in providing for patient's safety.



 



2. SURGERY TECHNICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES



At completion of case:



• Proper disposal of sharps



• Returns instruments and supplies to case cart



• Places linen in linen hamper



• Places trash in appropriate receptacles



• Removes gown and gloves prior to leaving the operating room



• Assists in returning equipment and unused supplies to their proper places



• Assists in the cleaning and room turn over



 



3. Assists in maintaining a clean, neat, appropriate operating room environment



• O.R. lounges



• O.R. halls



• O.R. store rooms



• O.R. central core



 



4. THE PATIENT'S RIGHTS TO CONFIDENTIALITY WILL BE MAINTAINED BY ALL NURSING PERSONEL.



• Handles all patient communication and documentation in a confidential manner Does not release patient information/records without following hospital policy.



 



5. OBTAINS KNOWLEDGE OF AND DEMONSTRATES COMPLIANCE WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICY AND PROCEDURES.



• Practices universal precautions in all patient care.



• Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps and biological matter.



 



6. DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE OF UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY USE UNIT SPECIFIC PATIENT CARE EQUIPMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE.



• Completed Unit Specific Annual Competency Checklist.



• Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.



• Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.



• Differentiates between patient complications and equipment malfunction.



• Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating guidelines.



 



7. DUTIES SPECIFIC TO SERVICE LINE COORDINATORS. TEAM COORDINATORS SHOULD TAKE LEAD RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING COORDINATION OF CARE, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT INVOLVED IN THEIR SERVICE LINE(S). THIS INVOLVES THE FOLLOWING:



• Initiate and follow up on the process of repairing or replacing any broken or damaged equipment or instruments for your designated service(s).



• Initiate and follow up on the process of approval and ordering any new equipment, instruments or supplies for your designated service(s).



• Check all stock specific to your service(s) monthly to assure stock is being rotated so that the oldest stock is used first. Monitor outdates during these checks to remove outdated supplies and ensure adequate supplies for the surgeon's needs.



• Keep the preference cards for your designated service(s) updated to current surgeon's preferences.



• Keep other staff members, who work with your surgeons, informed of new equipment or supplies and notify them about out-of-service equipment and instruments.



• Provide direction to other staff members on procedure set-up, needed supplies and equipment, and implementation process for any procedure under your designated service line.



• Notify staff of any significant changes to surgeon's preferences for commonly performed procedures.



• Actively look for ways to improve the surgery experience for our patients, surgeons and staff. Discuss these ideas with the department manager or supervisor.

  • Notify the supervisor/manager of team members that are unwilling to participate in service line(s) planning and implementation.


Requirements

Education/Skills:

  • Willing to accept assigned call as required

Experience:

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

  • CPR.
  • Surgical Technician - Certification Preferred

JOB ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB:



 



Posture



Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



 



Standing ______________

Sitting ______________

Kneeling/Squatting ______________

Bending/Stooping ______________

Pushing/Pulling ______________

Twisting ______________

Other ______________



Motion



Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



 



Walking ______________

Climbing Stairs/Ladders ______________

Grasp/Squeeze ______________

Reaching ______________

Overhead reaching ______________

Wrist flexion/extension ______________

Other ______________



Lift/Carry



Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



Perform any lifting/carrying ______________



Lift/Carry objects more than



20 lbs. per day _______________

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Vision acuity at least 20/40 (near and far)

Hearing acuity at least conversational

Color perception

Ability to speak and understand English (language)



 



TRAVEL

No Travel applicable

Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air.

Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land or air.

Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air.

Heavy overnight travel (up to 50%) by land or air.

Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land or air.

DIRECT REPORTS

This is a staff position and does not directly supervise other Associates.

REPORTS TO:

Manager of Surgery

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

_____________________________________ ____________________________

Associate Signature Date

_____________________________________ ____________________________

Supervisor's Signature Date

Job ID: 5000470741006
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